Inside the Economist's Mind: Conversations with Eminent Economists
Paul A. Samuelson, William A. Barnett
Wiley, Feb 9, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 456 pages
By focusing on the human side as well as the intellectual dimensions of how economists work and think, this collection of interviews with top economists of the 20th century becomes a startling and lively introduction to the modern world of macroeconomics. A fun read!
For more information, frequent updates, and to comment on the forthcoming book, visit William A. Barnett's weblog at http://economistmind.blogspot.com/.
Acclaim for Inside the Economist's Mind
"In candid interviews, these great economists prove to be fabulous story tellers of their lives and times. Unendingly gripping for insiders, this book should also help non-specialists understand how economists think."
"Economics used to be called the 'dismal science'. It will be impossible for anybody to hold that view anymore ... This is science with flesh and blood, and a lot of fascinating stories that you will find nowhere else."
"This book provides a rare and intriguing view of the personal and professional lives of leading economists ... It is like A Beautiful Mind, scaled by a factor of 16 [the number of interviews in the book]."
" ... if you want an insider view of how economics has been developing in the last decades, this is the (only) book for you."
"Here we see the HUMAN side of path-breaking research, the personalities and pitfalls, the DRAMA behind the science."
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Review: Inside the Economist's Mind: Conversations with Eminent EconomistsUser Review - Daniel Babiak - Goodreads
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Review: Inside the Economist's Mind: Conversations with Eminent EconomistsUser Review - Mohannad - Goodreads
The interview format of the book made it an enjoyable read. The discussions are both on the personal lives of the economists and more importantly the development of their idea. I especially liked the interviews with Milton Friedman an Paul Samuelson. Read full review
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